"Morningstar"

9 yr old, 16.2 hh, bay Hanoverian gelding by Escudo I out of a Graf Top mare

Eton was imported from Germany where he was competing in the 1.15m-1.20m jumpers. He showed in the 3' hunters in 2016, has foxhunted two seasons, and started competing in the 1.00-1.10m jumpers in 2017, with plans to move up as his current rider's ability increases. He absolutely loves to jump, is unbelievably scopey and brave, with lovely technique, and is highly rideable. Great conformation and very attractive, in addition to being lovely to have in the barn, and he gets along well with other horses. Scope for the Grand Prixs, but easy enough for a Ch/AA or Jr-A/O rider. Was Champion in the Low Adult Jumpers at Loudoun Benefit 2018, and also won the June Ch/Ad Classic at Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadow.

Price: Upper five figures

 

"STARLIGHT"

10 yr old, 17.1 hh, gray Irish Draught-x gelding

Paddy is an experienced fox hunter, who has also dabbled in the show ring and unrecognized eventing. He was bred in America, and is by reg. ID stallion County Down Sam out of a TB mare. He is one of the sweetest, kindest horses that you will ever meet. Very brave to xc fences, loves to hack out either first or last, great in traffic, crosses water perfectly, and has plenty of jump yet jumps flat so a rider can stay with him. Add to that his lovely flat hunter movement, great flatwork training, and a size that suits either a lady rider or larger man, and you have perfection!

Price: $28,000

 

"SUPERSTAR"

7 yr old, 16.1 hh, gray TB gelding

Hero (reg. "Hereosaurus Rex") is a talented hunter prospect for the regular and TB hunter divisions, or continue his fox hunting career. He retired sound from racing. He has perfect form over fences, easy lead changes, is a lovely hunter mover, and also brave! He likes to go slow, but can easily pick up the pace and follow along when asked to do so. Goes side-saddle, and has x-c schooled. He is currently jumping courses to 2'9" at home, and has hunted eleven times - once in the first and ten times in the hilltoppers/second field with Piedmont Fox Hounds and Middleburg Hunt. Goes in a rubber snaffle for everything, doesn't pull, stands at checks, easy to do in all ways with perfect manners. No vices, very sound, and clean legs except for an old splint on his hind leg. His flat work is very very good, very flexible and accepts contact, but he is still green on jumping courses. However, he is easy enough to be finished by a junior or amateur with a trainer.

Price: $10,000

 

"starstruck"

6 yr old, 16.2 hh, bay TB gelding

Sully (reg. "Soul Approval") is a talented prospect for field and show hunters. He has lovely form over fences, super scope, lead changes, is a very good mover, and has even done some BN/N-level XC schooling -- he is VERY brave! Very quiet and slow - he just lopes everywhere. He jumps what you point him at, in great form. He is currently jumping courses to 2'9" in the ring, and has hunted over twenty times this season with the Piedmont Fox Hounds and Middleburg Hunt, once in the first field and the rest in the hilltoppers/second field. Even though he is just a first season horse, he has been consistently used as one of our guest horses for riders new to hunting -- he is that easy! He will trot or canter the biggest fences, never pulls, stops and slows down himself to maintain an even pace with the horse in front of him, is happy to lead the group or be dead last, stands like a rock at checks, and goes in a rubber snaffle.

He raced very briefly (and unsuccessfully) on the flat track, and then was put into steeplechase training, but bowed his RF tendon (mid) last fall and his trainer decided not to try to race him (I think his major case of "the slows" also had something to do with it). Based upon his tendon ultrasounds, he is cleared for everything except upper level eventing. Sully is easy enough to be finished by a junior or amateur. We gave him a few months off after we got him in April to put on some weight, and then started his reschooling last summer. He is a very mild cribber when he eats his grain. Gets along with everyone, is bottom of the pecking order, and goes out in a mixed herd.

Price: $15,000

 

"starDUST"

8 yr old, 16.2+ hh, bay Oldenburg mare

Athena was started at 4yrs with a focus on eventing. However, after two competitions, her original owners decided that she would not have the speed required for the upper levels, and sold her to an amateur rider. Athena has had a solid foundation in dressage and over fences. She has plenty of scope to be a 3'6" horse, and is VERY brave to the jumps. Beautiful floaty trot and very comfortable canter. Soft mouth. Hacks out beautifully alone or in company. Very sweet and gentle, laid back personality. Super easy around the barn, exceptional ground manners, and very good to trailer. No vices. UPDATE: Athena had a ligament injury in her RF in 2017. She was treated and rehabbed, and is now being started back to work, with the goal of hilltopping in the fall.

Price: Off the market at this time.